Escape the city: why Londoners are loving lavender fields this summer

Haven’t managed to get away this summer? You can pretend you’re on an idyllic minibreak in Provence with a day trip to one of the South’s loveliest lavender fields. Mayfield … Continue Reading →

Who needs Chelsea Flower Show? Here’s how to have a bloomin’ great summer in East London

Upcoming bank holiday? Check. Heatwave? Check. Summer’s finally here so what better time to plan some outdoorsy-ness? If you aren’t rubbing shoulders with royalty at this week’s Chelsea Flower Show, … Continue Reading →

Broadway, bistros and blooms: the perfect spring weekend in Hackney

This weekend started without a plan, as many of the best ones do. Fortunately, I didn’t need to stray far from Hackney Road to find inspiration… Saturday It’s been a … Continue Reading →

Can’t face Westfield this weekend? The best local shops for last-minute gifts

So here it is: the weekend of the year when all the ‘last chance to order before Christmas’ emails start to clog up your inbox. If you aren’t one of … Continue Reading →

Remembering Christmases past at The Geffrye Museum

Last week saw the opening of The Geffrye Museum’s annual Christmas Past display, which allows visitors to step back through the centuries and see how some of our favourite Christmas … Continue Reading →

Laptops & lattes: the best coffee shops to work from in E2

Earlier this year, I bit the bullet and set myself up as a freelance book editor. After working out how to register as self-employed, and securing my first contract, I … Continue Reading →

Get your game face on at the Museum of Childhood

Last week, I was lucky enough to attend the opening of Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered at the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. This is an exhibition that will delight … Continue Reading →